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Curriculum Detail

Below you can find details of all topics covered in all subjects by year group. The list of topics covered and time taken to cover may vary depending upon group and is also subject to review throughout the year by curriculum teams.

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Further information about the GCSE and other KS4 courses, can be found on our GCSE Options page.

If additional information is required about our curriculum, please email admin@manorhigh.leics.sch.uk and your enquiry will be forwarded to the relevant member of staff.

Year 7

Autumn Term

Subject Autumn 1 autumn 2
English Exploration of a modern text: Percy Jackson Percy Jackson continued
Maths Numbers, BIDMAS, equations Fractions, decimals, ratio, percentages
Science Cells; Organ systems

Plant and human reproduction; Matter; Atoms

French Greetings, numbers, introductions Family, self
History Norman Conquest Middle Ages
Geography Map skills Rivers and flooding
Computer Science Scratch Python
DTA Food: Snack chef, Health & safety, Kitchen skills Food: Macro and micro nutrients
Music Introduction to the keyboard Singing & body percussion
Drama Intro to drama techniques Drama techniques
PE Basketball, Rugby Basketball, Rugby

Spring Term

Subject spring 1 spring 2
English 19th Century literature: Childhood and family Introduction to poetry 
Maths Angles, factors, powers and patterns Coordinates, graphs, symmetry
Science Impure and pure substances; Acids and alkalis Earth and the atmosphere; Forces
French Home, hobbies, time Time, directions, food
History Tudors Elizabethans
Geography Settlement Earthquakes
Computer Science Inside a computer Algorithms
DTA Tech: Wooden and acrylic jigsaws Tech: Wooden and acrylic jigsaws
Music The orchestra: Programme music The ukulele
Drama Pantomime: Vocal techniques  Pantomime: Vocal techniques 
PE Gymnastics, Hockey Gymnastics, Hockey

Summer Term

Subject summer 1 summer 2
English Shakespeare: Introduction and extracts  Explorations in creative reading and writing genre study
Maths Area, perimeter, volume Data collection and processing
Science Solar system; Energy  Electricity
French School and sports Film and music
History Stuarts Stuarts
Geography Weather Crime
Computer Science Microbit Kodu
DTA Art: Practising skills (Fine Art) Art:  Contemporary - Diego Rivera, Hokusai Katsushika, Tracy Upton
Music Rhythm: Stomp Chinese music
Drama Introduction to text Skeleton scripts
PE Football, Dance, Athletics Rounders, Tennis

Year 8

Autumn Term

Subject Autumn 1 autumn 2
English The Woman in Black The Woman in Black
Maths Angles, graphs and equations Probability, data
Science Light; Sound Heating and cooling; Magnets and electromagnets; Atoms, elements and compounds
French Jobs, weather, location Likes, dislikes, play
Spanish Introduction: numbers, months, alphabet School
History Empire Slavery, Industrial Revolution
Geography Endangered planet Pole to Pole 
Computer Science HTML and websites Binary maths
DTA Food: School meals project Food: School meals project
Music Musicology: Renaissance, Baroque Musicology: Classical, Romantic
Drama Slapstick / Comedy Slapstick / Comedy
PE Gym, Rugby Gym, Rugby

Spring Term

Subject Spring 1 Spring 2
English Poems from other cultures 19th Century literature
Maths Circles and areas Transformations, loci, bearings
Science Periodic table; Atoms, elements and compounds; Chemical reactions; Materials Digestive and respiratory system; Health
French Invitations, clothes, shopping Food, products, parties
Spanish Family Home
History WW1 Causes and battles WW1 Causes and battles
Geography Coasts Similarities and differences
Computer Science Representing data Logic gates, Operating systems
DTA Tech: Automata project Tech: Automata project
Music The Blues Video game music
Drama Exploring conflict: Shakespeare Exploring conflict: Shakespeare
PE Ball sports Ball sports

Summer Term

Subject summer 1 summer 2
English Shakespeare: Study of a play Critical reading
Maths Graphs Rearranging formulae
Science Inheritance and evolution; Microbes Eco-systems
French Holidays, weather Money, technology, culture
Spanish Hobbies and interests Location and weather
History WW2:  Causes and battles Tower of London – Site study
Geography Similarities and differences Tourism
Computer Science CPU fetch execute Cyber crime
DTA Art: Robotics & technology Art: Robotics & technology
Music The ukulele Hooks and riffs
Drama Verbatim theatre Verbatim theatre
PE Orienteering, Athletics Tennis, Cricket

Year 9

Autumn Term

Subject Autumn 1 autumn 2
English A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol
Maths Calculations and expressions Angles and polygons
Science Atomic structure and periodic table; Cells; Chemical changes Earth's atmosphere and resources; Genetics
French Local area, future plans Future plans, health
Spanish People and plans Future plans
History Living Under Nazi Rule Living Under Nazi Rule
Geography Dynamic development Global Hazards: Tectonics
Computer Science Networks Understanding bitmaps
DTA Food: World foods project, scientific investigations Food: World foods project, scientific investigations
Music Film music Film music
Drama Introduction to physical theatre Physical theatre
PE Rugby, Netball Fitness, Volleyball

Spring Term

Subject spring 1 spring 2
English Language Paper 1 Sec B Macbeth
Maths Handling data Fractions, decimals and percentages
Science Transport in plants and photosynthesis; Digestive and circulatory system Respiration; Forces and motion
French Health, global issues, holidays Holidays
Spanish Holidays, meals Clothes, shops
History Living Under Nazi Rule The People’s Health
Geography Global Hazards: Hazardous weather Sustaining ecosystems
Computer Science Python coding Python coding
DTA Tech: Desk lamp project, furniture project Tech: Desk lamp project, furniture project
Music Minimalism Electronic dance music
Drama The Holocaust The Holocaust
PE Football, Fitness Basketball, Football, Hockey

Summer Term

Subject summer 1 summer 2
English Macbeth Power and conflict poems 
Maths Formulae and functions Working in 2D, Probability
Science Energy Magnetism and electricity
French Schools, Les Choristes Family
Spanish Place, cities TV, jobs
History The People’s Health The People’s Health
Geography Sustaining ecosystems Geography map skills
Computer Science Small BASIC Small BASIC
DTA Contemporary Art: Medical art Contemporary Art: Medical art
Music Song structures Popular music
Drama Brecht and Stanislavsky Brecht and Stanislavsky
PE Athletics Softball, Tennis, Cricket

Year 10

Autumn Term

Subject Autumn 1 autumn 2
English Lang Paper 2 Sec B and spoken language A Christmas Carol and Shakespeare revision
Maths Measures and accuracy Equations and inequalities, Circles and constructions
Science (Combined) Atomic structure, periodic table and bonding; Energy; Cells and organisation Revision for PPEs; Electricity
Science (Separate) Atomic structure, periodic table and bonding; Cells and organisation; Energy Revision for PPEs; Electricity 1; Quantitative chemistry; Infection disease
French Leisure activities (past, near future, imperfect), technology  Food, festivals, films and family
Spanish Families and jobs Leisure activities
History The People’s Health The People’s Health
Geography Urban futures Changing climate
Computer Science Systems architecture and programming Storage, networks and programming
Business Business activity, marketing and people  Business in action: stakeholders and marketing
Design Technology Introduction to material properties Common specialist technical principles
Food Preparation and Nutrition Nutrition and health Food safety
Art Natural form Mixed media
Music Introduction to listening and analysis Composition
Drama Introduction to practitioners and genres Introduction to text 
PE The muscular and skeletal system Movement analysis

Spring Term

Subject spring 1 spring 2
English Power and conflict poems  Lang Paper 1 Sec B revision
Maths Ratio and proportion, factors, powers and roots Graphs, working in 3D
Science (Combined) Quantitative chemistry and chemical reactions Infection disease and bioenergetics; Particles and atomic structure; Energy transfer
Science (Separate) Electricity 2; Chemical reactions; Energy transfer; Bioenergetics Ecology; Earth's atmosphere; Particles
French Weather, transport, comparing cities Local area and comparing places
Spanish Food, healthy lifestyles The environment and global citizenship
History The Making of America The Making of America
Geography Distinctive landscapes Distinctive landscapes
Computer Science Network topologies System securities
Business Marketing and HR Organisation and structures
Design Technology Designing principles Making principles
Food Preparation and Nutrition Food choices, provenance  Food science
Art Observational drawings Project preparation: planning
Music The concerto through time Film music
Drama Rehearsal techniques Staging, lighting, costume
PE Cardiovascular and respiratory systems Components of fitness

Summer Term

Subject summer 1 summer 2
English Power and conflict poems  Introduction to An Inspector Calls
Maths Handling data Calculations
Science (Combined) Ecology; Organic chemistry; Earth's atmosphere Revision and consolidation
Science (Separate) Organic chemistry; Nervous system; Atomic structure Revision and consolidation
French Holidays, past present and future Holidays, past present and future
Spanish TV and film genres Hobbies
History The Making of America The Elizabethans
Geography Review of Year 9 topics Geographical skills
Computer Science Ethics, legal and cultural concerns Algorithms
Business Staff motivation and retention Employment law
Design Technology New and emerging technologies New and emerging technologies
Food Preparation and Nutrition PPE: Food investigation task PPE: Food investigation task
Art PPE: Natural form Mini project: 'Stories'
Music Conventions of Pop Rhythms of the World
Drama Component 1: Devising  Component 1: Portfolios (research)
PE Principles of training Prevention of injury

Year 11

Autumn Term

Subject Autumn 1 autumn 2
English An Inspector Calls Lang Paper 1 and 2 revision 
Maths Algebra and geometry Algebra and probability
Science (Combined) Energy; Electricity; Particles and atomic structure; Homeostasis Earth's atmosphere; Organic chemistry; Revision and consolidation
Science (Separate) Organic chemistry; Chemical analysis; Space; Homeostasis Energy; Rates of reaction; Inheritance
French Revisit Family, food, leisure Revise diet and school
Spanish Holidays, future plans Home, school
History The Elizabethans The Elizabethans
Geography Resource reliance UK in 21st Century
Computer Science Extended programming practice/NEA NEA/Programming techniques and logic
Business Processes, production sales and law  Finance
Design Technology Timber based materials Metal based materials
Food Preparation and Nutrition Food investigation task Food investigation task
Art 'Stories' project continued Mixed media
Music Performance/Composition Performance/Composition
Drama Filming and portfolio Filming and portfolio
PE Socio cultural issues and sports psychology Commercialisation of sport

Spring Term

Subject spring 1 spring 2
English Literatire Revision: Macbeth and A Christmas Carol Revision
Maths Ratio and proportion Revision
Science (Combined) Rates of reaction; Inheritance and variation; Chemical analysis Earth's resources
Science (Separate) Particles and atomic structure; Earth's resources; Revision and consolidation Revision and consolidation
French Jobs and future plans Revision
Spanish Jobs and future plans Revision
History Revision Revision
Geography Revision of geographical skills Revision
Computer Science Data representation Revision
Business Ethics and globalisation Revision
Design Technology Polymer based materials Revision
Food Preparation and Nutrition Food preparation task Revision
Art Exam preparation Exam
Music Performance/Composition Revision
Drama Performance from a text Revision
PE Performance assessments Revision

Summer Term

Subject summer 1 summer 2
English Revision Exams / leave
Maths Revision Exams / leave
Science (Combined and Separate) Revision Exams / leave
French Revision Exams / leave
Spanish Revision Exams / leave
History Revision Exams / leave
Geography Revision Exams / leave
Computer Science Revision Exams / leave
Business Revision Exams / leave
Design Technology Revision Exams / leave
Food Preparation
and Nutrition
Revision Exams / leave
Art Portfolio final touches Exams / leave
Music Revision Exams / leave
Drama Revision Exams / leave
PE Revision Exams / leave